About Us

To create and develop sustainable communities through quality education and skills empowerment for economic growth and community transformation

Who We Are

Humanity for Sustainable Development (H4SD) is an incorporated not-for-profit community-based organization that provides high-quality educational support to underserved communities in rural Kenya. H4SD is registered with the Department of Social Services.

We believe that quality education should be free and available to all, regardless of age, tribe, religion, and socioeconomic standing. We believe that quality education is essential for social mobility and can help alleviate poverty and economic and gender inequality, thus providing equal access to available opportunities. We focus on providing quality education to underprivileged children in (ECDE), primary, secondary, street, tertiary/technical, and community settings by offering educational opportunities such as learning resources and infrastructure.

OUR BELIEFS

We believe that Quality education is key to social mobility and can thus help reduce poverty and [income& gender] inequality thus offering equal access to available opportunities for all.

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Mr. Peter Ormel, a Dutch national, is an International Development professional with more than twenty-five years of experience in rural development. Mr. Ormel has extensive experience in results-based project management in Bolivia, Peru, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and has gained practical experience with a variety of development approaches and methodologies, always with a focus on the poorest rural communities. His main focus in recent years has been on rural economic development, green growth, capacity development and program management, To this experience, Mr. Ormel adds a high capacity for numerical analysis and a deep knowledge of participatory research methodologies which he has effectively used for macro-economic analysis and project evaluations. Mr. Ormel has successfully implemented with topics such as program evaluation, methodological approach and organizational development.

Gladness she has experience and expertise in Community Development, Project Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation. Experience gained from different projects that she worked on. She also worked as a dedicated humanitarian worker with excellent communication and negotiation skills. Working in different Non-Governmental organizations for more than five years has increased her experience in leadership, participatory project planning, management, community development, and high proficiency in relationship building and up keeping in community problem-solving.

Martina is a German national who gained a law degree from the University of Bonn/Germany. She has more than 15 years of work experience in bilateral trade, legal & financial roles, business development and political advisory. Martina has lived and worked across Europe and Asia. As our Board member she contributes her legal perspective, her good working knowledge of driving membership organizations forward as well as her ability to build the profile and visibility of H4SD. Martina is an active member of Rotary.

By investigating innovation through design Abel has worked alongside communities globally to improve outcomes in the built environment. A recipient of the 10th Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Norman Foster Travelling Award, he is a Norman Foster Foundation Scholar, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and an Advisor to the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH).

Martin Hendrych has an academic background in science and technology, which he has applied throughout his 14 years of professional experience in corporate environments.He joined the H4SD Board to continue and succeed in his family legacy in education, healthcare, and social infrastructure development in Europe and Southeast Asia.His pro-bono focus is mainly on industrial applications and social responsibility. He speaks five languages and enjoys shooting panoramic images with themes of landscape and nature.

Julia is taking a Gap Year.

 

Prior to her role as Director of Hospitality for HOK Hong Kong, she was a founder and managing partner of BBG-BBGM, an architectural and interior design practice that consistently ranked in the top ten of global hospitality design firms. Julia has focused on defining luxury guest experiences in locations that circle the globe.

 

She has been an industry leader in the field of hospitality design since 1978 and recipient of industry’s highest honors. Her projects and ideas are often published in leading hospitality and design journals. A licensed architect and interior designer, Julia is the first person to be elevated to Fellow of the AIA and the IIDA in the same year.  She is a renowned keynote speaker and panelist at premier hospitality events.

 

Her passion is the capturing the essence of what diversity, equity and inclusiveness bring to life

Ryan Cameron brings over 20 years of experience building and leading iconic brands, including Xbox and the Olympics. In his current role at Microsoft, he oversees transformation, go-to-market planning, partnerships, retail marketing, and commercial activity for Xbox across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Ryan has also led successful Olympic brand and partner activations and has been recognized for innovative campaigns and strategies that have garnered over 60 global industry awards. Originally from the United States, Ryan has lived in Spain, Sweden, France and currently resides in Lausanne, Switzerland. Ryan will bring a strong track record of marketing innovation, expertise in digital marketing and an eagerness to generate awareness for Humanity for Sustainable Development.

OUR TEAM

Executive Director

Monica is a teacher and advocate for sexual and Reproductive health rights in Kenya. She works as a teacher, an Advocate and a Sexual Health Educator.

Finances & Admin Coordinator

Lyndah is passionate about women’s rights. She has over five years of experience in both the public and private sectors. For the past year, she has worked as a credit assistant at Ten-spot Kenya where she has increased her productivity by more than 160 percent.

Web Developer

Patrick is a full-stack software developer and graphic designer with extensive experience in web design, Android development and web content creation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Computer Science from Daystar University, Nairobi  and has worked as a lead software developer and technical assistant at a variety of projects in Kenya, South Africa, England, Australia, Turkey and the USA.

Project Coordinator

Simon is a Team leader and Senior Project Manager for one of Europe’s leading SaaS Platforms providing connectivity solutions to some of the worlds largest brands. Simon originally qualified as a teacher for 16-18 year olds before moving into the private sector over 10 years ago and currently manages project managers spread across the globe.

Community Outreach Volunteer

Young advocate passionate about social change and youth development in education. A teacher by profession with experience in Information and Technology.

Social Media Volunteer

I am a digital marketer, social media manager, and virtual assistant with over three years of experience in digital communications. I have worked with different organizations in planning and executing different digital and social media strategies and community management programs.
I am an advocate of climate justice, being a meteorology student with exceptional skills in internet research, data analysis, and evaluation for sustainable development.

Katja is a student of technical chemistry at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria. She is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she has been involved in volunteer organizations for children’s education. She is very interested in human rights and social change.

Daniel is a young man from Catalonia, Spain who is passionate about development and Human Rights protection. He has professional experience as a consultant in the sustainable development of cities and territories in Spain and as a Human Rights practitioner in Cambodia. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations, Security and Development, a Postgraduate Degree in Geopolitics and Global Governance, and several certificates in International Law and International Humanitarian Law

OUR CORE VALUES

Social Justice and Equity

We will work with other Organizations to promote equality, dignity and more just society, especially
with regard to the poor and marginalised.

Collaboration and Public Engagement

We commit to working collegially and cooperatively in establishing productive partnerships with our
colleagues, other organizations and institutions in implementing our project.

Gender & Diversity

We embrace all aspects of human diversity and value its necessity to ensure a vibrant community.
We respect individual opinion, religion, race, tribe ,gender and sexuality .

Community-Based Approach

We believe that the community we serve are the owners and thus guide us on every aspect of our
work and projects.

Accountability

We hold ourselves accountable to the highest level of ethical behaviour and responsibility for our
actions.

OUR PARTNERS